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Ubani, NBA Chief, Backs Buhari On WAI Re-Launch

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Posted: Aug 26, 2016 at 6:35 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

Temidayo Akinsuyi

 Lagos – Barrister Monday Ubani, the Second  Vice President of the Nigerian Bar  Association (NBA), has backed  President Muhammadu Buhari on the re-introduction of War Against  Indiscipline (WAI), saying the scheme will greatly assist Nigerians in becoming more discipline in their daily lives as long as their rights are not trampled upon.

It would be recalled that some Nigerians have kicked against the re-introduction of the scheme, which was first introduced during Buhari’s reign as military Head of State in 1984, saying what Nigerians needed was the restructuring of the economy.

Ubani, who spoke in a chat with Independent, said while he backed the opinion that President Buhari must restructure the economy, there was also a need to introduced discipline into the system, even as he maintained that the WAI scheme achieved greater success in 1984 and its effects still being felt today.

“My view is that in addition to the restructuring of the economy, we also need to restructure the way we behave and act. President Buhari was the one that introduced the concept of queuing up at bus stops, banking hall and so on during his tenure as military head of state.

“I am very happy that that culture has remained enduring. Nigerians still have that little patience in queuing up. Before the Buhari administration came up in 1984, we used to be so lawless and did not queue up in public places. After some time, we are still a bit lawless in what we do.

“So, I believe that while the economy must be tackled. Everyone believes that the president must handle the economy very well because Nigerians are complaining, but in addition to that, any other thing that can help the country, like being disciplined, I don’t see anything wrong in it as long as people’s rights are not being trampled upon,” he said.